The Living Museum – Illinois State Museum magazine

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Some of Virginia’s finest writing appeared in The Living Museum, the Illinois State Museum publication that she initiated in 1939 and edited until her death in 1966. Month after month, she turned out nature essays of high quality. [John Halwas]

Articles from The Living Museum have been reprinted nationwide in periodicals, newspapers, and newsletters, and they continue to appear. Segments from several of her books have been reprinted in periodicals, and the chapter, “The Rainy Day,” from Land of the Snowshoe Hare was selected for inclusion in Our Natural World (1965) edited by Hal Borland. [Orvetta Robinson]


With 326 issues of the Living Museum, here are a select few. We hope to have more online soon.

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DECEMBER 1941 – THE LAND OF WINTER


1941-08-1

AUGUST 1941 – TAKEN FROM LIFE


1945-06-1

JUNE 1945 – ILLINOIS JUNE” AND “THE STARS OF JUNE


1949-08-1

AUGUST 1949 – PASSIONFLOWER” AND “A TIME FOR SPIDERWEBS


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DECEMBER 1959 – THE SOUND OF WINGS


1962-08-1

AUGUST 1962 – THE SAND BEACH” AND “ROADSIDE LACE


1966-08-1

AUGUST 1966, LAST EDITION UNDER VIRGINIA’S¬†GUIDANCE


 

81-08-25

August 1981 РESSAYS ON NATURE BOOK, A MEMORIAL COLLECTION IN 274 PAGES and memorial edition of the living museum

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